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Alright, for all you Need For Speed fans out there, and all those Overclocking junkies (everyone reading this), I've devised a great idea for a game.

Computers are freaking expensive for those of us that covet them, so why not make a game about them. You can upgrade your PC just like in real life, using marketplaces like Newegg.com, and read topics off of forums like Overclock.net (think "Dot Hack" series). And to make it exciting, get samples of real games (Counter Strike, WarCraft, Final Fantasy) to turn this game into an RPG. Later on, when you get invited to a Lan Party, you can win more cash from playing these games against all AI players to build a bigger better rig. Players will run into real world problems like not a big enough PSU to power their system, or overheating problems, or dust build up, or a leaking WC setup, and so on.

Most people don't know the first thing about Overclocking when they first hear about the idea. The point of this game is that you are an average kid (to make it more marketable, I was thinking more of the 16-18 year old age) who has an internet connection and a lame computer. You like the idea of gaming, and do it in your spare time. You've got a medeocre job, and go to school part time, but you still live with your parents in their basement. It's okay though, because you've got a half broken down minivan (like the guys on "tehshow.com"). It glorifies the idea that staying up until 4 am in the morning drinking Bawls is awesome, and that if you don't have a schwag case and a phat monitor, you are mearly processing 1s and 0s.

The game gets its RPG nature from the computer hardware. Much like underglow on a car, people will work to get money and 'trick out' their pc gear: faster mouse, bigger screens, better cooling, professional grade video cards. It would take stats about all the commonly used motherboards, processors, ram, PSUs, Vid Cards, Physx Cards, Sound Cards, Cases, Fans, etc and use it as a jump off point to elaborate of future processors (16x Core Intel Procs, and Cheap as dirt AMDs). The user can choose an operating system, but only as a front. Each OS will have its own strengths and weaknesses (like game compatibility, efficient use of processors, and virus seceptability).

Put the culture that we embody here on this website, and put it in a game for everyone to enjoy. I'm thinking PC only distribution.

I need your input on this, and perhaps you help. I think this could be a really great game if we all gave it a good push. Let me know what you think!!!
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That is a clever idea but would be poorly executed
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That is a clever idea but would be poorly executed
Why do you say that?
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Well, Say a major company like EA made it, They would give it the shaft and it wouldn't be as good as it could be
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Originally Posted by BenHagerty
Well, Say a major company like EA made it, They would give it the shaft and it wouldn't be as good as it could be
I was thinking if we got sponsorships from Newegg.com, and we got help from the guys here at OC.net, it could be great. Also, advertise all the different companies that make the different parts (Intel, AMD, Asus, OCZ, Patriot, Gigabit, ATI, nVidia, etc), and we'd bring down a boat load of cash, and thus we could do whatever the hell we wanted. Also, it would be a great way to figure out what is coming out on the scene (like how they did the cars in Gran Turismo 4).
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Yeah, I would love to see it happen, It would be kind of wierd and cool, I would be playing my life on the computer lol
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Also, we could get those portions of CS, WarCraft, Final Fantasy, and leverage Avertising from it too. The games that you could play would start from Doom, Duke Nuken, Quake, and move up the better your system got. And of course, you could also win more money to make a better system from that as well...so it is kinda like building a car up, but more managable in the PC world. It would not only be educational, but fun (hopefully). And maybe would help the industry as a whole win back the fad that is console gaming.
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Would it be an MMO? That would be cool as hell
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It sounds like a good game, but it fills such a specific niche that I don't think it would sell very well. It's like trying to market a performance header for a Chrysler mini-van. A few people would buy it and they would love it, but everybody else would be like ***?

But, the way performance PCs are becoming so mainstream thes days I would expect a game like this to be recieved quite well in the future. Pretty much your main enemy in this situation is consoles. Most kids play consoles as opposed to PCs because they don't require any maintenance, they're relatively cheap, and games are always gauranteed to work.
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The game could get added exposure by using reviews found through viperlair.com, gideontech.com, and so on that would get credit for reviews of hardware in the game, and in-turn they would review the game...making for the added hype needed without all the money required for advertising.

We could make for added draw by naming it something simple, and yet general...like PC Gamer, or CPU (both magazines as well, but we'd use their name as an exposure trade for a review in their magazine).

Heh...since in the beginning you'd have only a little cash, you'd have to do a lot of DIY projects....I could see a scene in the game where the cool kid with all the money challenges you to a deathmatch (kinda like a pink slip race), and you come to the challenge with a computer that's connected to an air conditioning unity, with dryer exhaust tubing connecting the two, along with all sorts of other low budget tactics for giving your computer more 'umph' that aren't necessarily space friendly (mini fridge to cool the water in your WC setup, or a big box fan (that too has been over-volted for higher fan speeds) blowing air at your case that is open.

I'm not sure what the ultimate goal is, but I think it would have to do with working with experimental computer components at Intel or AMD or some other place. Or becoming the Ultimate PC Gamer...after you've worked your way through the ranks...

Any other ideas?
Do you guys see where this is going?
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